Updated: Jul 12, 2022
By now, there's a good chance you've heard the term "mindfulness." It seems to be everywhere — yoga, meditations, the answer to stress, the alternative to sleeping pills.
While the research on children and adolescents is just beginning to gain real traction, several small studies show that mindfulness can not only make kids happier but can be beneficial for kids who suffer from anxiety.
But how will you explain it to your kid?
Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means to notice what you're doing.
Tell them it is a superpower which can help:
pay attention better
be less distractible
stay calm under stress
avoid getting too upset about things
slow down instead of rush
listen better to others
be more patient
get along better
feel happier and enjoy things more
Would you like to try it out? I would! That's a great way to start talking about mindfulness with younger children.
As we already know with habits and skills, the best way to introduce mindfulness in children is to start early. Mindful children grow to be mindful teenagers, mindful adolescents, and mindful adults.
In addition to getting started early, it's important to note that the best way to teach your children mindfulness is to practice it yourself and model it for them.
Later I will share with you more exercises and practices to show your kids. For now, check the list of apps that can help kids deal with anxiety and stress and become more mindful:
Enjoy, be positive and stay in touch with Boolka Club.